Beethoven 2020: 250th anniversary

20
/ May
Wednesday
2020

Beethoven 2020: 250th anniversary

Venue
SJE Arts
Start Time
07:30 pm - 09:45 pm
Tickets
£42, £28, £18, £15, students £5 off, under 18s 50% off

Phoenix Piano Trio

Beethoven: music for piano trio
Trio in E flat, Op.1 no.1
Trio in C minor, Op.1 no.3
Trio in G, Op.1 no.2

The Phoenix Piano Trio is established as one of today’s leading ensembles, bringing together three individually renowned players and praised for performances with a ‘musical narrative of tremendous, involving depth’.  In Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, they explore the composer’s genre-defining masterpieces.

This three-concert series begins with the first works to which, in 1795, Beethoven allocated an opus number: a major statement for the young composer in Vienna, and a clear musical break with his erstwhile teacher, Haydn.  In the middle concert, we hear the two highly contrasting Trios of op.70. Published in 1809, the first of these is the ‘Ghost’ trio, with its famous slow movement that may owe something to the Witches Scene in Beethoven’s unrealised sketches for an opera of Macbeth. The series concludes with the sublime ‘Archduke’ Trio of 1811.

Phoenix Piano Trio